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What’s happening in Cincinnati you ask? Pull up your calendar and add these Cincinnati African American events.

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Black Cincinnatians can routinely and affordably enjoy the performing arts, fine arts, entertainers, religious services, professional development training and program initiatives that help us improve our physical and mental health. We are also very fortunate that nationally-known African American artists routinely display their talents right here in the Queen City.

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When purchasing your tickets, be sure to ask about any special deals, discount options, community performances or same-day options. The information in this article is as current as of the publication date. Readers are encouraged to confirm the information prior to acting.

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Check out our featured events

Keith Sweat Concert Featuring Ginuwine and Silk
June 6
Rose Music Center at The Heights
7 p.m.
$23.50 – $82
Watch Keith Sweat, Ginuwine and Silk perform your favorite baby makin’ music!


Boney James ConcertBoney James concert
June 27
Rose Music Center at The Heights
8 p.m.
$23.50 – $53
Hear new music live from saxophonist upcoming album Solid.


Carlos Santana and Earth, Wind & Fire ConcertEarth Wind & Fire Cincinnati
July 8
Riverbend Music Center
7 p.m.
$38 – $164
See Grammy Award-winning, legendary artists Carlos Santana and Earth, Wind & Fire live!


Alicia – The World TourAlicia Keys Cincinnati
August 19
PNC Pavilion
8 p.m.
$24 – $139.50
The global music icon and 15-time GRAMMY award will be singing her hit classics like Fallin’, Diary, and newbies like Show Me Love.


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Talking Dreads CincinnatiMystic Bowies Talking Dreads Concert
May 21
Ludlow Garage
8:30 p.m.
$15 – $20
Grab your dancing shoes and get ready to party Reggae style.



Burna Boy Twice As Tall TourBurna Boy Cincinnati Concert
May 31
7 p.m.
He will be performing hits from his African Giant album, along with some of his newest jams.


Kevin Gates – I’m Him Part 2 TourKevin Gates Cincinnati
June 6 – 7
$46.50 – $150
He will be performing smash hits from recent I’m Him album plus classic throwbacks. 


Yolo: Walk Through Fire World TourYola Cincinnati
June 14
Taft Theatre
8 p.m.
$20 – $25
Hear the country-soul singer and special guest Amythyst Kiah.


Juneteenth CincinnatiCincinnati Juneteenth Festival
June 20 – 21
Eden Park
Free Entry
Features live R&B music and vendors of clothing, art, and food.


Castor and PatienceCastor and Patience Cincinnati Opera
July 16 – 26
School for Creative and Performing Arts
Tickets On Sale Soon
Centers on two members of an African American family who find themselves at odds over the fate of a historic parcel of land they have inherited.




Buddy Guy Blues ConcertBuddy Guy Cincinnati
July 19
PNC Pavilion
7 p.m.
$24 – $73.50
Don’t miss this Blues legend featuring Jonny Lang.


#BlackBrownandBalletBlackBrownandBallet Cincinnati
July 25
Aronoff Center
8 p.m.
$20 – $65
Featuring local talent, the performance will include ballet and a mix of classical, contemporary, and modern styles of dance.


John Legend ConcertJohn Legend Concert
September 5
Rose Music Center at The Heights
7 p.m.
Tickets On Sale Soon
Dubbed the Sexiest Man Alive, come see him perform his new and old love songs.



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The Voice of Black Cincinnati is a media company designed to educate, recognize and create opportunities for African Americans. Want to find local news, events, job posting, scholarships and a database of local Black-owned businesses? Visit our homepage, explore other articles, subscribe to our newsletter, like our Facebook page, join our Facebook group and text VOBC to 797979.


Marissa Staples, Writer
The Voice of Black Cincinnati

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  1. How nice it is to have information on such a wide diversity of events for the African-American please keep publishing this.

  2. Highlighting the positive flow of black energy through our communities unleashes the music found in the soul!!
    I salute the Voice!!!

  3. I deeply appreciate this media for many reasons, the most important being that it makes a serious attempt to have communication that is relevant to me. The community of Cincinnati is not eclectic in its inclusion of the African American voice; even though we make up approximately 42 precent of the population we have very little choice as ir relates choices of media that connects to our concerns. I thank this publications creators for the refreshing change. Thank you.

  4. It’s wonderful to have events that spotlight the wonderful gifts, talents, and abilities of my ethnic group. Please continue your amazing work.

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